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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 9.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Workload Automation

    Automation Anywhere

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.8

    Control-M

    88%
    Control-M ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Multi-platform scheduling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    51 Ratings

    Central monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    49 Ratings

    Logging

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    50 Ratings

    Alerts and notifications

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    51 Ratings

    Analysis and visualization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    48 Ratings

    Application integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6
    96%
    48 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Automation Anywhere is rated higher in 7 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Availability, Performance, Support Rating, Configurability, Ease of integration, Product Scalability
    • Control-M is rated higher in 5 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Implementation Rating, Vendor post-sale, Vendor pre-sale

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.7

    Automation Anywhere

    87%
    47 Ratings
    9.6

    Control-M

    96%
    51 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.7

    Automation Anywhere

    97%
    2 Ratings
    8.2

    Control-M

    82%
    6 Ratings

    Usability

    8.0

    Automation Anywhere

    80%
    4 Ratings
    9.1

    Control-M

    91%
    6 Ratings

    Availability

    8.0

    Automation Anywhere

    80%
    2 Ratings
    6.4

    Control-M

    64%
    1 Rating

    Performance

    9.0

    Automation Anywhere

    90%
    2 Ratings
    7.3

    Control-M

    73%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    9.6

    Automation Anywhere

    96%
    15 Ratings
    9.1

    Control-M

    91%
    15 Ratings

    Online Training

    8.0

    Automation Anywhere

    80%
    1 Rating

    Control-M

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.0

    Automation Anywhere

    80%
    2 Ratings
    8.2

    Control-M

    82%
    8 Ratings

    Configurability

    8.0

    Automation Anywhere

    80%
    1 Rating
    7.3

    Control-M

    73%
    1 Rating

    Ease of integration

    8.0

    Automation Anywhere

    80%
    1 Rating
    7.3

    Control-M

    73%
    1 Rating

    Product Scalability

    9.0

    Automation Anywhere

    90%
    1 Rating
    7.3

    Control-M

    73%
    1 Rating

    Vendor post-sale

    7.0

    Automation Anywhere

    70%
    1 Rating
    7.3

    Control-M

    73%
    1 Rating

    Vendor pre-sale

    7.0

    Automation Anywhere

    70%
    1 Rating
    7.3

    Control-M

    73%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Automation Anywhere

    Automation anywhere is well suited in most rule-based processes. It can manage high-volume transactions with accuracy and scale up quickly. It is very flexible in terms of integration and implementation. The bots can be scheduled, monitored and performance can be reported on a regular basis. It works well with most enterprise solutions.
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    BMC Software Inc.

    Control-M is a reliable and well-developed product with excellent vendor support that updates and expands the software often and offers a cloud-based deployment choice. When there are many Batch processes in IT operations that need to be monitored and controlled to ensure IT services, Control-M is ideally suited for centralized workload automation and task management.
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    Pros

    Automation Anywhere

    • Now I easily generate the invoices and quotation generation is an easy task now. Previously it was very time consuming as we have to drag the data from the excel sheets.
    • I will praise its integration with other software that has facilitated us to make amendments in the data across those platforms.
    • Its interface is very easy and user friendly.
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    BMC Software Inc.

    • Control-M provides a single, centralized interface for monitoring and managing all batch processes in the organization. Nothing is hidden or left unattended in a timely manner.
    • The proper use of the BIM component has allowed the change of paradigm in the operation, adopting a proactive management instead of the typical reactive management in the event of production failures.
    • The use of Forecast and production simulations allows you to identify bottlenecks and focus first on managing those failures that have the greatest impact on production SLAs.
    • Control-M/Change Manager has arrived to shorten development cycles from requirements gathering to production testing. It has been a utility that monetizes the development of Jobs meshes.
    • The GUI is capable of efficiently handling more than 80,000 jobs per day. This is certainly a challenge in designing a good user experience. I don't know if there is a reasonable limit to this. One of my clients runs more than 80,000 Jobs daily and the GUI remains smooth all the time.
    • Job-As-Code is a DevOps accelerator that has just begun to be adopted. Its implementation will make workload management even more cost-effective.
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    Cons

    Automation Anywhere

    • Automation Anywhere doesn't come with easy installation, We need to install Java, IDEs and Databases in an orderly fashion which we are not able to do.
    • Automation Anywhere has no workflow design which is not making us to understand the process.
    • Automation Anywhere has no fit to size object cloning.
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    BMC Software Inc.

    • As with most of the mainframe software products, documentation seems to be the weak link for the products - written by people and for people who already know what they need to do, not for people who are trying to figure how to use the product.
    • We are a large JES3 mainframe shop. As with all vendors who still provide software for mainframe systems, software is generally designed and developed for JES2 and is frequently not fully tested in a JES3 environment before being shipped out.
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    Pricing Details

    Automation Anywhere

    Starting Price

    $0

    Editions & Modules

    Automation Anywhere editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Cloud-Only Starter Pack$7501
    Advanced Pack (Cloud or On-Premises)Contact for quote2

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Control-M

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Control-M editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      Optional

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      Automation Anywhere

      To continue enjoying the benefits of our productivity improvements and efficiency focus.
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      BMC Software Inc.

      It is a great product plain and simple. We've had Control-M for 20+ years and the support that BMC Software provides is really second to none. There is always a situation that someone can think of where I have to say, "No we can't do that", however I'm confident that we've been able to meet and most of the time exceed our end user expectations with what the product can offer them.
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      Usability

      Automation Anywhere

      On more complex use cases, Automation Anywhere requires technical background like knowledge on network protocols and database language on task creation, and even people with technical background might have some trouble in the beginning because of the product particularities on how variable manipulation works, or how to get the object cloning (a more resilient screen manipulation command) to work as intended. The scheduling of tasks on the Control Room and the autologin feature isn't intuitive as they should, so much of this works requires documentation analysis to get it done on the first time.
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      BMC Software Inc.

      Control-M's overall usability is very good because it is simple to use. Control-M SelfService is an easy tool to give to some of the users who want to use a web interface. The training curve for most users is very short and most of the functions are very simple to figure out.
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      Reliability and Availability

      Automation Anywhere

      No answers on this topic

      BMC Software Inc.

      We've had issues with a server crashing. The latest issue has the option for high availability which should help with that.
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      Performance

      Automation Anywhere

      No answers on this topic

      BMC Software Inc.

      I've never seen a performance issue with Control-M.
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      Support Rating

      Automation Anywhere

      Automation Anywhere is a great tool for a low cost, fairly easily scalable, and quickly learned. The company is growing by leaps and bounds and continually pushing the automation boundaries. The problem with fast expansion is that sometimes you can grow more quickly than you can appropriately support your products. While Automation Anywhere has an excellent support structure in place, every company and situation is different, and they often struggle with why problems arise in the system and how to fix them.
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      BMC Software Inc.

      Although the product is very stable there have been a few incidents when I needed support. I have worked with technicians from all around the globe because of the rolling support. This gives me the quickest support when I need it most in those early hours of the morning. The technicians I have worked with have been very knowledgeable and if necessary got help when needed.
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      Online Training

      Automation Anywhere

      Perfect training from the online academy the software offers it for free
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      BMC Software Inc.

      No answers on this topic

      Implementation Rating

      Automation Anywhere

      Nothing in particular
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      BMC Software Inc.

      It is a good approach to define a distributed architecture when you have multiple control-m servers.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Automation Anywhere

      In terms of costing, Uipath is more cost effective. Uipath doesn't support Unicode based websites but Automation Anywhere can help on this front. The user interface of Uipath is more user-friendly and attractive over Automation Anywhere. AA has a stronger network of resellers as compared to Uipath so you may be getting pushed for it and it's advisable to make decisions based on your own specific requirements.
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      BMC Software Inc.

      We last reviewed the market in 2001 (schedulers are long-term commitments!) and Control-M edged (by a very narrow margin) the Tivoli alternative, with Dollar Universe (now part of Automic) back in third place. We also tested the Tidal Software scheduler (now part of Cisco) but I cannot see that listed here. Control-M won out through reliability and cross-platform support. Since we made our choice it has become clear that Control-M has moved ahead of the alternatives.
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      Scalability

      Automation Anywhere

      Highly reliable once you start experiencing the results. It helps you to have a clear cut results with better productivity numbers and financial savings
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      BMC Software Inc.

      Control-M doesn't really use that many resources
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      Return on Investment

      Automation Anywhere

      • Our overall business has saved numerous hours of work where individuals were freed up to perform higher level thinking tasks.
      • Following a necessary reduction in workforce that was not driven by RPA, we were able to automate processes that kept the remaining workload from overwhelming the remaining workforce.
      • The use of robotics process automation has inspired many workers to come up with different approaches to problems including both automation and analytics.
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      BMC Software Inc.

      • I would expect this product to give a positive return on investment. Running jobs in cron for example would require a lot more scripting effort to ensure that the proper notifications are done on failures. With the built in functionality in Control-M the effort would be greatly reduced
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